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Geezer
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  1:55:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the roof shingled, and can move on to the
rest of the model....Long way to go....Brett really puts a lot of casting/detail parts in this kit!!!

SO....just need to finish the windows and secure the roof....Need to install a smokestack as well....
I will be back with more as progress improves...
Rainin' again!




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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  2:08:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill... Looking good. Interesting red hue to the roof. Question on the door handles, are you going to paint them a rust and then blacken or try to represent a darkened handle with some metal showing through?

Boy... you can sure see that there were no high heels worn around this shack! Nice use of slight spaces between the boards on the porch.


-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  2:21:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Bill, just caught up on this, nice shingle job...and love what you did to the acetyleen chart, looks waay better this way!!


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Geezer
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  3:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys -
Kris" the red hue comes from the cedar
shingles, I used natural cedar. Also,
I need to mess with the white balance on
my camera soon....I will probably paint
the door handles or maybe even try some
blacken it on them. I will post what I do.
Funny about the porch decking...they were
fairly tight, but when I weathered them with'
the chalks and alcohol, some of them shrank!
I am happy with the effect as well
Marty: thanks for keepin track on me....
I used the .025 wire for the frame...I will
use the .040 for the axle as soon as I
get some suitable wheels....



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dallas_m
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  3:23:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Bill --

Ye olde shack is shaping up real nice there! Can't believe they tortured you into scratchbuilding your own welding cart ... guess you're really part of the gang when that happens.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Geezer
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Posted - 04/12/2011 :  6:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




Fiddling with the white balance of the camera.....



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/13/2011 :  1:56:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure is lonesome over here, 'cept for the occasional visitor.....I know, ya are all waitin for the Geezer to make all the mistakes!
Anyway, I got some ground cover down and have been foolin around with a couple details.

This is from the west end...dirt is barely dry.

This is how I have mine set up....long way to go yet...

Here's ol Fred, hard at it......

He has a couple three cords of split wood stashed around here....I need to find a couple short logs first....Then lots & lots of "stuff"... Thanks for stoppin in....all comments/advice welcome.
Oh yeah: when the ground foam dries a bit more, I will sprinkle
some sort of "pathways" around the shed & work areas...also have
some silfor tufts and other stuff. Couple trees??



Edited by - Geezer on 04/13/2011 1:58:34 PM

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/13/2011 :  2:19:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking dio. The wood which has just been split has a great color, as does the redwood stump Looking forward to seeing the second level of scenery (bushes/weeds) go into place along with a couple of paths. The rr ties are great in that you have some at odd angles and they are not uniform in spacing. Great touch. And yes, I vote for at least 3 trees.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/13/2011 :  4:51:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The diorama is looking nicer and nicer, Bill. The scene with the axe man is good. Your grass lacks weeds, though...



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/13/2011 :  11:22:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Frederic & KP.....advice well taken.
I do have some "weeds", trees and some other turf
I plan on using....more progress pictures tomorrow -
maybe outside!!!



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visman48
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  07:32:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Geez,
Well done, Bravo, I dare say this is your best piece of work to date...well that I have seen. Every element you taken your time and stretched your modeling skills. The rest of the guys have already chatted about weeds, brush, trees. See you Saturday...

Les



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/14/2011 :  12:16:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Les!!!
So, I finally got some "outside" pictures that
show what I think is the real colors....What do you say?

I know the roof is not sitting right....

Some small clumps of grass are sprouting about....


Kerosene tank....situates outside the open shed....

Added a few more splits .....

The last picture is the real colors, taken in daylight. I guess the ol incandesent lights in the basement here in Brooklyn, are just not bright enough.
Workin on the trees....I bought one of them
Super Tree starter kits....

Waitin for this to dry and then add more foliage....I cant see the forest for the trees......I'll be back!



Edited by - Geezer on 04/14/2011 3:02:49 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/15/2011 :  6:06:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I say yes, Bill; It's very good.
How do you make the pieces of wood split in half by the axe?



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/17/2011 :  05:18:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning Frederic - The small chunks of split wood are made
by first cutting (zona saw)small 1/2" (10 - 12mm ?)long
rounds. Then, very carefully, I split then with a new,
very sharp xacto blade. First in half, then half again and
each qurter halved again. You can even go another step, and
halve some of the quarters for kindling. I will post some
pictures tomorrow. Thanks for your interest and suggestions.



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kirk
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Posted - 04/17/2011 :  05:49:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice little model you're turning out!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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